Geraldine & Anne

are two women with lots of experience in life and work. We have had considerable successes and our share of failures, and have encountered the usual ups and downs along our journeys in life.

We are still learning new and better ways — every day. We are…

Little Journeys — Another six weeks of staying close to home …


LITTLE JOURNEYS — Grand Canal, Offaly. Local walks make us appreciate beautiful surroundings.

We are back in lockdown in Ireland again due to Covid-19!

If we look at the restrictions, all we see is negative.

If we reframe that to look at the positives, everything looks different ..

Think about…


INDOOR PLANTS — An Old Pleasure revisited 🌵🌿🌱

Conservatory Dreaming — Inspired by New Orleans
Since we have had no travels out of Ireland this year, we jumped at the chance of a pre-loved conservatory (described as an orangery or sun- room, apparently because it has a roof! …

How life gets in the way when we are busy making other plans!


PRIORITIES = What you dedicate your time to …

When the important areas in life are in balance, we can throw ourselves into other things with greater energy and a clear, focussed mind. …


The world of work is full of expectations, but at times we do not realise that there are lots of other areas in our lives outside of work, that require clarification.

When we are asked to do something or if we offer our help, it’s a good idea to…


Accidental Icon — The Inspirational Lyn Slater

Lyn Slater is a University Professor turned Cultural Influencer, who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram. …

World of Work Advice


Anne Scally, HR Consultant

In my previous post on Interview Tips I said that I would write a more in-depth article on competency based interviews as it is the area where I mostly see interviewees getting stuck time and time again.

So what are competency based interviews? competency based…


Anne Scally HR Consultant


Your preparatory work begins well in advance of the interview itself. Preparation is the ‘mother of success’ and you cannot over prepare for an interview.

You should have a clear understanding of what the requirements of the job are from both the job advertisement and the job description…


Wearing clothes to express yourself

Why Clothes Matter:

Although there are far more serious issues in the world, how we look and dress does have an affect on us. There is scientific evidence which says how we dress affects our personality, mood, confidence, and even the way we interact with others.

First Impressions



To live a happy, fulfilled life at home and at work, we need to have something which absorbs us makes us feel complete. Something we can turn to, which fills any little ‘gaps’ in our lives. Something which fills us with joy and makes us lose track of time…

Grabbing The Wheel — driving your own life.

Two takes on the same theme. Joint motivational blog for success at work and home by author Geraldine O’Neill and HR Consultant Anne Scally.

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